Summary of “How Julia Louis-Dreyfus Fought For Her Spot in Comedy”

Ask Julia Louis-Dreyfus how much of her is in Selina Meyer, the politician she plays on HBO’s Veep, and she grins.
In the noxious politician, Louis-Dreyfus finds a pressure valve for the anger and frustration many women bottle up in public.
The show has made Louis-Dreyfus, 58, arguably the most decorated television comedy actress in history.
Like Selina, Louis-Dreyfus has managed to navigate the catch-22 of a business in which likability is power-but power has a way of making women “Unlikable.” Selina is at once a ruthless satire of this kind of double standard and a testament to Louis-Dreyfus’ singular ability to defy it.
Louis-Dreyfus eventually found success with The New Adventures of Old Christine, a CBS comedy in which she played a divorced mom trying to navigate family and romance.
Louis-Dreyfus, Holofcener says, had a way of making men listen to her and a habit of sticking up for other women.
Louis-Dreyfus sees progress in the advances women have made in the entertainment industry.
Of Louis CK, who’s been trying to come back from his sexual-misconduct scandal by, of all things, mocking mass-shooting survivors, Louis-Dreyfus says she was “Offended by his most recent comments,” but also that he’s a talented comedian.

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Summary of “Julia Louis-Dreyfus Acts Out”

“Saturday Night Live” went on the air when Louis-Dreyfus was in high school, and she watched it with her family every week, rapt.
As the boss, Louis-Dreyfus has achieved the ensemble focus she craved at “S.N.L.”-in stark contrast to Selina’s management style.
Louis-Dreyfus got the news just as she was starting work again on “Veep.” “It was out of the blue,” she said.
“Given the fact that that heinous shit came out, I would simply say I’ve kept this under wraps out of reverence for my dearest Emma,” Louis-Dreyfus said.
Louis-Dreyfus, who is fifty-seven, had a memorable part in the 2015 sketch “Last Fuckable Day,” on the Comedy Central series “Inside Amy Schumer.” In it, Schumer is hiking through the woods when she happens upon Patricia Arquette and Tina Fey, feasting and drinking toasts to Louis-Dreyfus.
Out of character, Louis-Dreyfus wears jeans, casual sweaters, and Blundstone work boots-outfits that express a desire to fit in, and that do not draw attention to the fact that she has a body that doesn’t stop.
She went outside with her assistant, Rachel Leavitt, who took out her cell phone to record Louis-Dreyfus in front of a brick wall.
Hall, who is as fair and blond as the sisters Louis-Dreyfus grew up with, pulled a bottle of lotion out from behind his beach chair to prove it.

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Summary of “How Julia Louis-Dreyfus quietly became the most successful sitcom star ever”

Thus was born the legend of Julia Louis-Dreyfus, who would become one of the greatest sitcom stars in modern television history.
From “Seinfeld” to “The New Adventures of Old Christine” to her remarkable portrayal of Vice President Selina Meyer, Louis-Dreyfus has earned 11 Emmys, including six in a row.
Even if Louis-Dreyfus didn’t create “Seinfeld,” her nine seasons on the hit established a new kind of sitcom actress on a new kind of sitcom.
Julia Louis-Dreyfus remembers first taking the stage in fourth grade.
Judith and GĂ©rard Louis-Dreyfus divorced when their daughter was just 3, so Julia spent much of her childhood shuttling between her father, who lived in New York, and her mother, who lived in the District.
“Women like her. Men like her. On ‘Veep,’ we use it to let her do really horrible things. When people tell me that they wish Selina was president, that’s not what they mean. They wish Julia Louis-Dreyfus was president.”
During her tenure, Louis-Dreyfus was often on the air, whether playing bit parts, grumpy teen news commentator Patti Lynn Hunnsucker or reviving her Northwestern-born televangelist April May June.
“And she is the best number one on the call sheet I have ever worked with, or for. Completely approachable, completely collaborative, warm, friendly, funny, everything you could possibly want your Julia Louis-Dreyfus to be.”

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